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'''The University of Southern Mississippi''', known informally as '''Southern Miss''', is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is situated north of Gulfport, Mississippi and northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.[https://web.archive.org/web/20070218190054/http://www.hattiesburgms.com:80/html/travel.html http://www.hattiesburgms.com/html/travel.html] Southern Miss is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor's degree|baccalaureate, master's degree|master's, Specialist degree|specialist, and doctorate|doctoral academic degree|degrees. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Research University" with "High Research Activity" (designation "RU/H"). Founded on March 30, 1910, the university is a dual campus institution, with the main campus located in Hattiesburg and...
Former namesMississippi Normal College
Mississippi State Teachers College
Mississippi Southern College
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TypeState university system (United States)|Public University
Academic affiliation{{unbulleted list|American Association of State Colleges and Universities|AASCU|Association of Public and Land-grant Universities|APLU|Southeastern Universities Research Association|SURA|Oak Ridge Associated Universities|ORAU}}
CityHattiesburg, Mississippi|Hattiesburg
StateMississippi
CountryU.S.
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PresidentRodney D. Bennett
ProvostSteven Moser
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Mississippi Normal College (1912-1924)
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Mississippi Southern College (1940-1962)
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State Teachers College (1924-1940)
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University of Southern Mississippi (1962-Present) State Teachers College (1924-1940) Mississippi Southern College (1940-1962) University of Southern Mississippi (1962-Present)
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